This afternoon we planned and carried out our own Science experiment about how acid effects sea life. Firstly, we got into groups of three or four and planned our experiment before we started gathering the equipment. Most of us measured out 60ml of clear vinegar and added a sea shell to the liquid. We used timers to observe what was happening at set intervals. It was very exciting because the sea shell started fizzing, shedding layers and gave off a strange smell. We have left them overnight to see what happens next…
by Teddie and Amelia
In the morning, the year 4s went orienteer8 g. There were lots of different intriguing, mystery tasks. They were called: crack the code, sums, mapsmake the word and coding. They were all really fun and very tiring! At the end some teams were awarded medals. Teddie and Thomas won the KS2 competition.
This afternoon, we did even more sport with Dax our squash coach. We started to play mini games and next week we finish our final lesson with a tournament.
What an exhausting day!
by Minnie and Tiffany
This afternoon,we had our first part of our grading for Judo.Firstly, we did knee wasa ( floor Judo ) everyone did really well. Secondly, we did tachewasa ( standing Judo ) and again everyone did really well.Mark ( our Judo teacher ) said we were amazing.
by Amelia and Annie
This week we have discovered more about Shackleton’s Journey – finishing our book in whole class reading sessions. We have also completed our biographies about Robert Scott.
As well as this, on Tuesday afternoon we had a go at our own Edward Wilson inspired landscapes. We got inspiration from some of his artwork and will continue with these next week.
In science ,on Wednesday, we did an experiment using litmus paper to find out the effect of carbon dioxide on water. We learned about pH and found liquids can be acidic or alkaline. We discovered carbonated (sparkling) water is more acidic that tap (still) water.
We look forward to sharing lots more about Polar Explorers in our Class Assembly which is on Friday 9th February at 2.15pm in the school hall.
Over the last couple of days we have started to write biographies about Robert Scott. We have written our introduction and first two paragraphs. The introduction explains who he was and why he was famous whereas the second paragraph details when he was born and about his childhood. It was fun but really made us think. We will continue these next week.
by Harry P and Fred
Today we all made timelines about Robert Scott and and how he made it to Antarctica. First, we looked at each other’s English homework books and we made a class timeline. Then, we made our own. We all started doing facts about when he was born and then we started to get into detail about his life. Tomorrow we will use these to plan our biographies.
This morning, we did a short burst of writing as an introduction for our new English unit – biographies. After that, we swapped our English books with the person next to us. The other person would read/check the book and see what Grammar was in it. Here are couple:
After lunch, Elm Class practiced our judo in the hall with Mark. He taught us a new ‘newhaza’ move to turn someone over onto their back. We also did a drill to do with balance which was great fun!
By Dougal and Teddie